Friday, June 18, 2010

FF: Help for the Sincere Wife

There are some things the modern wife and mother must know in order to run her little universe in the most effective way.  Fortunately, I have mastered these lessons recently and am now willing to impart them to you.

Lesson 1: When the dishwasher no longer gets anything clean, and no one can find the problem, the best solution is to buy rubber dish washing gloves for each of your children OR a supply of plastic/paper kitchen products OR go to Tim Hortons often enough that the manager greets you like an old friend each time.

Lesson 2: Those film marks on the inside of the windshield which you don't notice until you are driving your children to school against the sunrise?  Erase them with a dry erase eraser. The eraser will also do wonders for wiping smudges from the screen of your phone.

Lesson 3: No time to gardening with that annoying attention-seeking fertilizing and weeding and pruning and watering?  Just plant some Knock-out roses and check them in a year.  You'll be amazed at their cooperation.

Lesson 4: When your husband asks you for 16 years what you would like for Mother's Day/birthdays/Christmas, do NOT say, "Nothing" because there will come a Father's Day where you ask him in desperation what he would like and he will say, "Nothing" - but he won't mean it anymore than you meant it
 when you said it.

Lesson 5: If your neighbors have paid $1,300 for their pool heaters and spend $100/month to run them, tell your husband a secret!  He, too, can have a solar heater for the pool that he will take great pride in because he will build it.  After spending $50 on materials and one hour of his time, the heater won't work.  Don't feel guilty!  A few days later, he will say, "Let's go camping again," and you will answer, "Um...sure."  If you say it just right, he will think your grimace is a smile and all will be well.

Now go!  Visit these people who are so much smarter than I am.
Mommy's Idea



T said...

Knock out roses? Might need to give them a try!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Great tips! My dishwasher is fading. . . better get some kid sized rubber gloves.

Cranberry Morning said...

Fun post! Great idea about the roses - except that it's the one plant I manage to kill. Why, oh why??

I'm your newest follower. I'm so glad God gave us humor!!! It turns cranky me into happy me. Isn't this pathetic!

Mental P Mama said...

You are a genius. Except about the camping bit. Why don't you send them off, and say you will be home cleaning? Then don't;)

Shannon said...

Oh the rubber glove idea is FANTASTIC!!! And youare right about Father's Day... ;/ Have a great week, Caution!

I am Harriet said...

Hi there.
Stopping by from Friday-Follow to say hello.
Thanks for playing.
Have a great day!

Coffee Slut said...

Happy Friday follow from your newest follower!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are much too kind in sharing all of this wisdom. So, when are you putting together a book????

Have fun camping, bring the rubber gloves for the kids!

Doreen McGettigan said...

I need a new dishwasher soooo bad and a new washer..I think I better go for the washer first!
Have a great weekend!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

New follower here from Friday Follow. Would love to welcome you to my place as well. Hope to hear from you soon!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?

Pam said...

Number 4? SO RIGHT! Following you now thru Follow Over 40 Pam @ Sallygoodin

Aging Mommy said...

Oh camping, I am so not looking forward to that when my daughter is older, afraid as I now am of snakes, scorpions and tarantulas!

As for the inside of my car, windows, doors, everything I find can when absolutely necessary also be cleaned perfectly well with a wet wipe. I am never without wet wipes :-)

Mystee said...

I'm stopping by from Friday-Follow & am your newest follower.

If you have a chance, I'd love for you to stop by my blog, follow back and take a moment to enter any of the current 4 giveaways {low entries}.

Have a great weekend

Julie said...

Love the roses, so pretty. Wish Jim would say let's go camping. I'm still waiting this summer. Hope you have a great and blessed weekend. Take care!!

Mrs4444 said...

That dry eraser thing is brilliant. Does it have to be a new eraser, or can I bring one home from school?

Camping, again?! Luckyyyyyy!

Anonymous said...

LOL! I enjoyed these tips...

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I will be getting one of those dry erasers. Who knew!